Archive for the ‘Games’ Category

Interview with Kinuyo Yamashita

Original Sound Version has a fascinating interview with Kinuyo Yamashita, composer of the original Castlevania game score. In the interview, she touches on the creation process, her other work, and her inspirations. OSV: How were you discovered by Konami? And how was it working for them? I believe you were employed by Konami for 2 […]

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Phalanx Remake coming to Wii

Despite the unbelievably strange box art, Phalanx is a good looking shmup. In 2001 it was ported to the GBA (with much better box art). Zoom, Inc. is working on a remake for Japanese Wii players. Hopefully it will be released elsewhere, since so-called “Wii-makes” are apparently the rage right now. Check out some screenshots […]

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Fan-made Metroid 2 Remake

The Metroid series of games has always been one of my favorites. Few other games have captured as well the sense of isolation, mystery and exploration. While Super Metroid is definitely my favorite of the bunch, Metroid 2 was the favorite GameBoy game in my collection when I was younger. Wandering around Planet SR388’s caverns […]

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Planet Dreamcast’s “The Best Dreamcast Games”

Are you a new Dreamcast owner, or an DC veteran looking to round out your collection? It’s an old post, but the gang at PlanetDreamcast have put together a list of the best Dreamcast games in different genres. It’s in interesting walk through the forgotten library of the underappreciated little white box. Since my DC […]

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R-Type: Dimensions Review at TBBPS

One of the most difficult shmup games from the arcades is the R-Type series. While it has seen several home conversions over the years, R-Type: Dimensions for XBox Live Arcade adds several new elements to the port, including a pseudo-3D view and higher-resolution sprites. A portion of a review at The Bits Bytes Pixels Sprites: […]

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LittleBig Contra

Now I have seen something worth the price tag for a PS3: Absolutely amazing work to remake Contra in LittleBigPlanet!

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NES Contra III

It’s amazing what some individuals can accomplish with antique hardware. Someone managed to recreate the first level of the SNES game Contra III: The Alien Wars / Contra Spirits in a form playable on an NES emulator. SNES original: NES port: Spotted at Silicon Era.

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